My Sparkley Suit

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When you were a little girl growing up did you:

a. want to be a nun and a solid gold dancer?
b. wonder why fitting in meant not acting like yourself?
c. want to save the world and felt like you actually could?
d. pretend your bicycle was a galloping horse?
e. wonder if being a bad girl was funner than being a good girl?
draw yourself with a crown on your head?’
wonder if being a bad girl was funner than being a good girl?

or were you one of the bad girls?
or were you BOTH the bad girl and the good girl?

The Heart of Things

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Some things in my world are as hard as they have ever been – but some things are sweeter than ever. Like my relationships with the people I love – and most especially – my beloved husband, Isaiah McCloud. We have been married now for over fourteen years…

If By Kipling

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

Freedom in Discipline #30 Love Letter

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o choose discipline for me, means I am liberated to do what I am here to do:
to minister. to serve. to teach. to bless. to invite. To provide an alternative approach. To cause a creativity revolution. For me, sharing creativity is sharing love – it is my call to action. My heart. My offering.

Letting the Change, Change Me

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I recognize that it is inspiration that furthers me,
not making myself wrong for not being better, stronger, more.
I will repent of the ways I have hurt myself and others.

The Circus Animal's Desertion by Yeats

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My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what.

The Circus Animal’s Desertion by Yeats

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My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what.

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Like A Bird On A Wire by Leonard Cohen

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Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

Vitality – Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille

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You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.